The Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, sees an annual event that is simply magical. The Stand Up Paddleboard Witch Paddle sees witches of all sorts paddling by and bewitching spectators.
2 hour PDX river loop run between Sellwood and Broadway bridges today. 100s of paddle boarding witches in full view of the trail… pic.twitter.com/e8ZBXuX432
— Sam Bugarsky (@SamBugarsky) October 28, 2018
The spellbinding parade was started by Ginny Kauffman several years after she saw a similar event in California. Now her parade has hundreds of witches and warlocks trading their broomsticks for paddles and floating down the river, much to the delight of all.
PHOTOS | A coven of paddle-carrying witches glides across the Willamette River Saturday as part of a new Portland Halloween tradition:https://t.co/6EMTu9VJuD pic.twitter.com/bYAzIavKhO
— KATU News (@KATUNews) October 29, 2018
Some may say witches are only up to no good, brewing up spells and cursing gentle folk, but the Witch Paddle is about charity.
a murder of local witches out for a quick paddleboard pic.twitter.com/tsaRIiok6h
— death meta ??? (@metayoungteam) October 28, 2018
None of these witches were hags. They generously brought canned goods, new socks and underwear to donate to local pantries and shelters. Yes, this coven is very lovin’.
Witches. Lots o' witches. Paddling witches. #KeepPortlandWeird pic.twitter.com/GUqd9lmUHe
— Betty Staniak (@bettywriter) October 27, 2018
These witches on paddleboards are really quite charming, don’t you think?